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Star Flies Past Black Hole

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 15:39:49 -0300 (CLST)

This is an amazing video my partner (an astronomer) came across the other
day.  It's a reconstruction based on 10 years of observations towards the
very centre of our galaxy, which is believed to contain a super-massive
black hole.

In the video you can see a star on an orbit so close to the black hole
(three times the distance from our sun to Pluto, when it's at its closest)
that it is pulled round in an amazingly tight curve (note that while this
is close in galactic terms, it's nothing like close enough for the star to
be "swallowed up" by the black hole).

Video - http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2002/video/vid-02-02.mpg

More info - http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2002/pr-17-02.html

Andrew

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